Vocational Assessments

A Vocational Assessment is a formalised report that includes an individual’s work history, their transferable skills, aptitude, and personality factors. The results of this assessment help match individuals with the right job or career path.

This assessment may be beneficial for:

  • injured workers looking to return to work
  • students unsure about a suitable career path
  • individuals looking for promotions/career advancements
  • workers unsure of their next career move
  • parents returning to the workforce or education

Employers looking to place suitable candidates in roles, helping their current employees return to work, and who are looking to better understand their employees, can also benefit from implementing vocational assessments with their staff.

The Assessment Process

The assessment process includes:

  1. Initial appointment- focuses on vocational needs, interests, aspirations, career objectives, educational and vocational history and reasons for requesting the assessment.
  2. Assessment over one to two sessions – the number of sessions will depend on the tests required. In addition, an online questionnaire is required to be completed at home.
  3. Feedback session 1- copy of the report from the online questionnaire is provided and discussed
  4. Scoring and interpreting results – each assessment will be scored and interpreted against standardised results by the psychologist after the testing has been completed.
  5. Report writing – the test results and other information gathered are combined to complete the report, including recommendations and advice.
  6. Feedback session 2– the psychologist will provide a Full Career Assessment report, discussing the outcomes of the assessments and provide recommendations to the individual. Additional sessions can also be organised with third parties, such as schools, employers and allied health practitioners, as required.

At the time of booking the assessment, a minimum of four appointments will be scheduled.

A minimum of 10 working days is required before the feedback session and completion of the report.

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**Notice from Insightful Living Co. regarding COVID-19**

Individuals with an active Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP are eligible for COVID-19 Medicare Telehealth servicesOur Psychologists can conduct video or phone consultations with Medicare rebates applied.

We observe the Victorian Health Service Guidance and Response to COVID-19 Risks (VHSGR) model to prevent the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the community. We consider the health and safety of our practitioners, clients and staff to be of primary importance and adhere to COVID-19 safe workplace practices including :

  1. Mandatory QR-code check ins to enable contact tracing 
  2. Use of appropriate social distancing measures
  3. Use of face-masks in mandated settings
  4. Regular sanitisation of shared spaces, equipment and consultation rooms. 


As restrictions ease in Victoria, please note that we remain open as an essential service and our practitioners continue to hold face-to-face appointments. Practitioners are using their discretion to determine whether they wish to conduct tele-health or face-to-face sessions.

*Please note: if you have an upcoming appointment and are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, have recently traveled overseas, or have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected of having coronavirus, please contact the practice prior to coming in and we can discuss your options. You will be able to shift your appointment to telehealth (online video or phone) or reschedule your appointment if the reception is notified within the 48-hour notice period,

There have been no known cases of COVID-19 within our immediate network – these practices our precautionary measures in line with the most up to date advice from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS). 

We will keep our  clients updated if any changes arise. If you wish to book in Telehealth or In-person appointments with one of our psychologists, please call 03 7002 6030.